What is television broadcasting?
Television broadcasting is when TV corporations broadcast
live TV to a place weather it be regional, national, or
international. The television broadcasting industry has
expanded unimaginably in the last 30 years. The
The TV license:
What is the TV license?
The TV license is something that is necessary everyone that watches TV
or listens to radio have to pay. The proceeds go to the bbc and other
public service broadcasting TV channels and radio stations.
What happens if you don't pay the TV license?
The official and much-publicized line on not having a license is that the TV
Licensing Authority (aka TV Licensing, TVL, Capita) will take you to court
and prosecute, but they have to do a lot of work to achieve this, and I
wonder just at what point the case is filed under "too difficult" and
The TV license insures that the residents in the up have some good
quality TV and radio (bbc).
The TV licence fee
You can pay the TV licence weekly, monthly or yearly
Most people pay the TV licence yearly
The TV licence only costs £142 a yearly
If you decide to pay it monthly you pay the £142 in monthly
instalments still totalling to that same yearly price
BBC TELEVISION – National
The BBC operates several television networks, television stations
(although there is generally very little distinction between the
two terms in the UK), and related programming services in the
United Kingdom. As well as being a broadcaster, the corporation
also produces a large number of its own programs inhouse, thereby ranking as one of the world's largest television
Name of the channel
Brief channel description
The bbc one is the primary show and it shows a wide variety of
This shows a wide variety of documentaries mainly for the older
Home to mainly youth-oriented programming, particularly new
comedy sketch shows and sitcoms
specialist documentaries, occasional 'serious' dramas, live
theatre, foreign language films
A dedicated news channel
The Corporation's dedicated politics channel, covering both the
UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern
Ireland Assembly and international politics.
For children aged six and above.
A high definition simulcast
For children under six.
A high definition simulcast
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster. We do not receive any public funding and have a remit to be
innovative, experimental and distinctive. Channel 4 works across television, film and digital media to deliver our public service remit, as outlined in
the 2003 Communications Act and most recently the 2010 Digital Economy Act.
Channel 4 was launched on 2nd November 1982 with a unique business model, under the Broadcasting Act 1981. We are funded predominantly by
advertising and sponsorship, but unlike other broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4 is not shareholder owned. Channel 4 is a statutory
corporation, independent of Government, and governed by a unitary board made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible
for ensuring that Channel 4 fulfils its remit and delivers its financial responsibilities. Non-executive directors are appointed by OFCOM in agreement
with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This system ensures our not-for-profit status; that we are held accountable and that all
profit generated by our commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of our public service remit.
In addition to the main Channel 4 service, our portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music, as well as an ever-growing range of online activities
that includes channel4.com, Channel 4's bespoke video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects. Through its film arm Film4
Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.
As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is required to commission UK content from the independent production sector. We are a major investor in
the UK's creative economy, working with around 300 creative companies from across the UK every year and investing significantly in training and
talent development throughout the industry.
Commercial television :
commercial television is when a television channel is
funded by the commercial, they do this by selling the
commercial time for companies that want to
One advantage of commercial TV is that the TV
channel has to try to lure in viewers so they can
charge more for advertising.
Public service television is when a TV channels broadcasting
is funded by the public by the TV license.
One advantage of public service TV is that they don’t have
to try to lure in the viewers and this means that they can
spend there money on making quality shows.